Stoke City goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard set for loan move to Wigan - source

Stoke City goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard has agreed a deal to join Wigan Athletic on loan, sources close to Wigan have told ESPN FC.

The 24-year-old joined Stoke in the summer of 2015 as the club's third-choice keeper to replace fellow Dane Thomas Sorensen.

Haugaard made his debut last January in a FA Cup tie against Doncaster and after an injury to their No. 1 keeper Jack Butland he was thrust into the starting XI in the Premier League, making five appearances at the back end of last season.

The former Denmark youth international has found himself down the pecking order in Mark Hughes' plans this season despite the continued absence of Butland.

Lee Grant has established himself as first-choice keeper with Butland still absent to injury and won a permanent move to the club after impressing on loan from Derby County, with Shay Given providing back-up.